Security in the modern age: the ever changing threat landscape
BT takes a look at the shifting nature of cyber threats, and how organisations can detect and prevent them
Over the past few days, Europe has seen an unprecedented ransomware attack that has affected organisations in over 150 countries, highlighting the threatening landscape the digital world faces today.
Ransomware is a new class of malware that is proving to be the next big threat to IT systems and a lucrative means of extracting money from organisations and citizens alike.
Like other forms of malware, infection often starts with a socially engineered email containing an infected attachment. It can also be spread via HTML links to malware download sites hidden in seemingly innocuous web sites.
Having visibility of these threats in time to do something about them is a constant battle. Threat intelligence is of paramount importance in understanding the growing attack landscape but crucially, if it is to be effective, it must be both actionable and acted upon. Having the right people in place with the expertise for a real-time response is vital.
BT has ongoing operations in over 180 countries supporting some of the world’s largest companies, organisations, nation states and critical national infrastructures. With 14 Security Operations Centres allowing us to provide high availability managed services globally that are disaster resilient. BT is trusted to manage the UK Critical National Infrastructure and some of the world’s most secure networks.
To help the organisations we work with, we have recorded a short security update on the WannaCry ransomware attack.
The BT security team has been working hard to protect BT, but also working with customers and law enforcement agencies around the world to help recover the situation. After all, the same experts who protect us also protect our customers.
This details the nature of the attack, gives insight on how our team have been working hard to protect BT, and gives advice to our customers on measures they should take to protect themselves.
BT is offering the opportunity to sign up for our free daily threat intelligence alert service which includes the key stories that our security analysts are gathering and evaluating around the clock in order to protect our customers and BT.
From our 14 global security operations centres, our 2,500 security professionals are constantly watching, learning, predicting and responding to the latest threats to protect our customers and BT.
If your organisation is in need of any help to identify current risks in your existing systems and processes, or how to better proactively detect and prevent internal and external threats, please contact us.
How we can help
To read more about cyber security, download our report on rethinking the digital security threat: http://www.globalservices.bt.com/uk/en/point-of-view/disrupting-cyber-crime
Sign up for our free daily threat intelligence alerts which includes the key stories that our security analysts are gathering and evaluating around the clock in order to protect our customers and BT.
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